Megyn Kelly Would've Made 'Edits' To The Fox News Bombshell Movie

Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly in Bombshell
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It’s not really awards season without some controversy involving the filmmakers of a biopic and the real person being portrayed, is it? Jay Roach’s Bombshell is coming to theaters next week. The drama is based on the sexual harassment allegations that sparked over at Fox News back in 2016. Charlize Theron has already nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Megyn Kelly in the flick. But what does she think of Bombshell? Here’s what Kelly recently wrote:

While the movie Bombshell is loosely based on my experience during the sexual harassment scandal at Fox News, I have nothing to do with this film. I did not sell the rights to my story or book and only got my first look at the film once it was past the point of any possible edits, though there are certainly some I would have made.

Megyn Kelly is being quite and honest clear about her involvement in Bombshell – she was not personally involved in the making of the film about her. Kelly explained that she was offered a screening of the film well after the production was done with. She apparently wasn’t given the opportunity to add her input into the film, but if she could, she definitely would.

The former Fox News anchor continued to detail her viewpoint on Bombshell with these words:

Watching this picture was an incredibly emotional experience for me, and for those with whom I saw it. Sexual harassment is pervasive in this country; it can leave scars that do not heal. My heart goes out to those who’ve gone through it, who I hope might find some comfort in this story. As for my thoughts about the film, I’ll have more soon.

Even without her edits, Megyn Kelly did note that Bombshell did affect her emotionally and she is hoping people will be moved by the film’s message about sexual harassment’s harm. The Fox News story includes Gretchen Carlson (played by Nicole Kidman) as she filed a lawsuit against Fox founder Roger Ailes (played by John Lithgow) for refusing his sexual advances.

Considering her words, it certainly sounds like we will be hearing more about Megyn Kelly’s opinions on Bombshell in the near future. She perhaps is waiting for the film to be released and allow for people to form their own opinions before jumping on to the conversation.

She shared her thoughts after going with her husband and three children to see Frozen 2 and her six-year-old son recognized Charlize Theron on a movie poster as his mom. Check out the Instagram post:

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Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Apparently on set, even Nicole Kidman had a moment on the set of Bombshell where she actually didn’t recognize Charlize Theron! The movie is getting some early acclaim from critics as it has already has nominations for the SAG Awards and the Critics’ Choice Awards, along with two Golden Globe noms. The movie currently has a barely fresh 60% Rotten Tomatoes score.

Bombshell is coming to theaters on December 20, along with other great December movies such as Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and Cats.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
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Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.